Tuesday, February 18, 2014
I ate too much today - almost 2400 calories. Garmin thinks I burned 500 on my ride home. It's possible - it was a brutal ride.
There's a high wind warning. 35 mph winds. Gust to 45-50, I'd guess. Bad enough I didn't take my left hand (the windward side) off the drops for miles at a time. I had to weight that side of the handlebars to keep the bike heeled over into the wind. I got blown sideways a lot.
I'm pretty pleased with my 9.9 mph average on that ride. There were times I was at 5 mph. The last few miles, I had the wind at my back. I rode up Road 100 - where I frequently average 12 mph - at about 16 mph. Tough ride, but I'm proud of myself for sticking with it.
I stretched when I got home. Laying out on my BackWave, I felt my vertebrae snap, crackle, and pop. It felt gooooooood. I hope that means my back won't be as stiff in the morning.
I walked at lunch, which gave me a chance to stretch out my ankle. I'm anxious to get back to running, but I'm being patient. I want to let my back and ankle heal enough so that I don't re-injure them the next time I run. Oh, yeah, and patience is not my strong point.
Off to clean litter boxes, take a shower, and then to bed. Maybe I'll get a tailwind on my way to work tomorrow.